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Dec. 10, 2014 - USA Alum Named President of SMA
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Williams.jpgUniversity of South Alabama Alum Dr. Mark S. Williams was named president of the Southern Medical Association (SMA) for the 2014-2015 year.

Dr. Williams became a member of the Southern Medical Association in 1977. During his time with the association, he has served as chair of the Coordinating Committee on Quality and has represented SMA in various leadership roles including associate councilor from 2007-2013. He is a financial supporter of The Society of 1906 which provides financial support to the Research and Education Endowment Fund designed to provide grants and scholarships for medical students and physicians-in-training.

Dr. Williams received his medical degree from the USA College of Medicine in 1980. He received his master's in business administration from Samford University in 1995, and in 2001 he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law. Dr. Williams became a certified physician executive by the American College of Physician Executives in 2005. He was recently honored with the role of chief physician executive for Tenet Healthcare and Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Williams is a clinical associate professor for the University of Alabama Department of Anesthesiology in Birmingham. He has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology for almost 20 years. He also serves on the Council of Medical Service for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

Dr. Williams was previously chief medical officer of the North Mississippi Health System based in Tupelo, Miss. He was a member of the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Medicaid Reform Committee and was also a member of Mississippi’s Physician Workforce Committee.

The Southern Medical Association is a non-profit, physician-led, multispecialty medical association dedicated to supporting the health of patients through physician encouragement. SMA is dedicated to supporting physicians as leaders within the healthcare delivery and reform movements. SMA supports physicians with informational and educational programs as that allow physicians to promote for their profession and their patients.

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